"It's not what you look at that matters," said Henry David Thoreau, "it's what you see." Hence ... slow art day.
Coming up at the Ashmolean, Oxford - Slow Art Day, Sat 9 April, 2-4 pm. Sounds good -
Discover the pleasures of taking your time to appreciate a work of art. Look at five works of art for 10 minutes each and discuss what you have seen over afternoon tea.
This session will include works by Bassano, Canaletto, Claude Lorrain, Mark Gertler, and Bernini.
Slow Art Day is an international event encouraging people to discover the joy of taking time to look at art.Perhaps these will be the paintings....
|By Bassano (c1510-1592) - Christ among the doctors|
|By Canaletto (1697-1768) - A view of Dolo on the Brenta Canal|
|By Claude Lorrain (1604/5-1682) - Landscape with a goatherd|
|By Mark Gertler (1891-1939) - Thomas Balston|
|By Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598-1680) - Self Portrait|
BTW the Ashmolean has an amazing number of online collections - browse them here.
But back to Slow Art - when I first heard about this, there were no events listed in London. Now the National Gallery has one.